Standard Occupational Classification

Response to Comment on 2010 SOC:
Docket Number 08-0802

Docket No. 08-0802 requested a new detailed occupation for "Informatics Nurses." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation, based on Classification Principle 1 which states that occupations are assigned to only one occupational category and Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. Informatics nurses are distinguished from other records management workers based on their educational background, and the SOC classification is task-based. The 2010 SOC was designed solely for statistical purposes, and the classification will not be modified to meet the requirements of any nonstatistical uses. (See also Docket No. 08-0855).

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Last Modified Date: March 12, 2009

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